The New Mexico Chapter

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Peter George
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The New Mexico Chapter

We've just announced a new NARGS Chapter, The New Mexico Chapter, which will begin meeting in Sante Fe and Albuquerque in early 2012. The Chairperson is Jean Warner, and we expect the rest of the Chapter officers will be selected over the next two or three months. This is the first chapter we've got in the Southwest U.S., and should prove to be quite successful given the interest in the native flora of the region.

Howey
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Joined: 2010-05-17

Peter:  Did I not hear there was a NARGS chapter in Calaveras County in California?  Fran

Frances Howey
London, Ontario, Canada
Zone 5b

Balistrieri
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CONGRATULATIONS to our friends in the south-west! This is long overdue...

Carlo A. Balistrieri
Flemington, NJ (smack dab between New York City and Philadelphia)
Zone 6

Peter George
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Joined: 2009-09-03

Fran,
Our chapters are listed at: http://www.nargs.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=36&Itemid=120

As you can tell when you go there, we have a chapter in Sonora, CA, which is in Calaveras County.

Peter George, Petersham, MA (north central MA, close to the NH/VT borders), zones 5b and 6 around the property.

IMYoung
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Joined: 2010-01-31

Peter wrote:

We've just announced a new NARGS Chapter, The New Mexico Chapter, which will begin meeting in Sante Fe and Albuquerque in early 2012. The Chairperson is Jean Warner, and we expect the rest of the Chapter officers will be selected over the next two or three months. This is the first chapter we've got in the Southwest U.S., and should prove to be quite successful given the interest in the native flora of the region.

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Excellent news.... congratulations and best wishes from Scotland to all concerned in the New Mexico Chapter

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

youngman54
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WOW Alpine gardeners in New Mexico i thought you guys only grew cacti only joking best wishes on your new chapter and remember all us guys in the SRGC another great source on info on all things Alpine

Best Wishes from Perthshire Scotland

Will Youngman
Comrie Scotland

Tom Waters
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Greetings Will! Although people seem to always picture the Sonoran desert when they hear "New Mexico", the northern part of the state is something quite different. We are at the southern end of the Rocky Mountains. My own garden (near Santa Fe) is at about 2000 m, and has been under snow for most of December. I'm just a short drive from 3000 m mountain peaks and extensive pine forests. It's USDA zone 5/6 here.

I'm a novice with alpine plants, but it will be fun to see what I can get away with growing here. It's generally dry, which is good, but one has to contend with extreme heat and winds in spring and early summer.

All the best, Tom

[i][color=#8080FF]Tom Waters ~ Telperion Oasis[/color]
[color=#A0C0FF]Cuyamungue, New Mexico, USA ~ USDA zone 6[/color][/i]

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